Monday, 10 June 2019

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‎– The Firstborn Is Dead (1985)

Style: Blues Rock, New Wave
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: Mute, Possum Records, Virgin, Homestead Records

Tracklist:
1.   Tupelo
2.   Say Goodbye To The Little Girl Tree
3.   Train Long-Suffering
4.   Black Crow King
5.   Knockin' On Joe
6.   Wanted Man
7.   Blind Lemon Jefferson
8.   The Six Strings That Drew Blood
9.   Tupelo (Single Version)


Credits:
Bass, Guitar, Organ, Drums, Backing Vocals – Barry Adamson
Drums, Piano, Guitar, Organ, Bass, Backing Vocals – Mick Harvey
Guitar, Slide Guitar, Backing Vocals – Blixa Bargeld
Vocals, Harmonica – Nick Cave
Producer – Flood, The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‎– From Her To Eternity (1984)

Style: Alternative Rock
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: Mute

Tracklist:
1.   Avalanche
2.   Cabin Fever!
3.   Well Of Misery
4.   From Her To Eternity
5.   Saint Huck
6.   Wings Off Flies
7.   A Box For Black Paul

Credits:
Engineer – Flood
Bass, Guitar, Organ, Drums, Backing Vocals – Barry Adamson
Drums, Piano, Guitar, Organ, Bass, Backing Vocals – Mick Harvey
Guitar, Slide Guitar, Backing Vocals – Blixa Bargeld
Vocals, Harmonica – Nick Cave
Producer – Flood, The Bad Seeds

The Bad Seeds' 1984 debut is the sound of Nick Cave scooping up the ashes of the Birthday Party and scattering them into the darkest hour before the dawn of a bright future. Remastered and remixed, it's an intense blend of delta blues and experimental post-punk glued together by Cave's newly confident story-telling. Backed by Blixa Bargeld's clanging guitar atmospherics and Barry Adamson's aggressive bass, Cave takes Leonard Cohen's Avalanche to chilling new heights of despair. Grunting, growling, screaming and hissing, he's seedy in Saint Huck, both aching lover and mindless torturer in Wings Off Flies and a galley slave chained to madness and drowning in frustration in Cabin Fever! Though there are shades of the crooner Cave was to become, he's still more Iggy Pop than gothic Elvis. But the title track, co-written with ex-girlfriend Anita Lane, reveals his determination to make personal, profound music that stands the test of time and his desperation to forge something new. 
Betty Clarke / The Guardian

Madredeus ‎– Existir (1990)

Genre: Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: EMI,

Tracklist:
01.   Matinal (Vocal)
02.   O Pastor
03.   O Navio
04.   Tardes De Bolonha (Instrumental)
05.   O Ladrão
06.   Confissão
07.   O Pomar Das Laranjeiras
08.   Cuidado
09.   As Ilhas Dos Açores (Instrumental)
10.   O Menino
11.   Solstício
12.   A Vontade De Mudar

Credits:
Accordion – Gabriel Gome
Cello – Francisco Ribeiro
Classical Guitar – Pedro Ayres Magalhães
Keyboards – Rodrigo Leão
Vocals – Teresa Salgueiro
Producer, Mixed By – Pedro Ayres Magalhães
Producer, Mixed By, Recorded By – António Pinheiro Da Silva

Madredeus ‎– Os Dias Da Madredeus (1988)

Genre: Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: Warner Music Portugal, Parlophone, EMI

Tracklist:
01.   As Montanhas (Instrumental)
02.   A Sombra
03.   A Vaca De Fogo
04.   Os Pássaros Quando Morrem Caem No Céu (Instrumental)
05.   A Estrada Do Monte
06.   Adeus... E Nem Voltei
07.   A Península (Instrumental)
08.   A Cantiga Do Campo
09.   Fado Do Mindelo
10.   A Marcha Da Oriental (Instrumental)
11.   A Cidade
12.   Maldito Dia Aziago
13.   A Andorinha (Instrumental)
14.   O Brasil
15.   O Meu Amor Vai Embora
16.   Amanhã

Credits:
Music By – Gabriel Gomes, Pedro Ayres Magalhães, Rodrigo Leão
Producer, Arranged By – Pedro Ayres Magalhães
Recorded By – Miguel Gonçalves, Pedro Vasconcelos
Lyrics By – António Jorge Pacheco, Francisco Menezes, Gomes Leal, Pedro Ayres Magalhães
Featuring – Francisco Ribeiro, Gabriel Gomes, Pedro Ayres Magalhães, Rodrigo Leão, Teresa Salgueiro

Os Dias da Madredeus, Madredeus' debut album on the Portuguese market, offered for the first time the group's appealing and remarkable compositions. The record exposed the sole musical mission of the Portuguese ensemble. Providing sole compositions, Madredeus settled their musical course in between the original Portuguese fado and influences ranging from Brazilian music to classical musical inflections. Leaded by the voice of Teresa Salgueiro and by the delicate and melodious creations of Pedro Ayres Magalhães, Gabriel Gomes, and Rodrigo Leão, the ensemble started gaining their legion of followers precisely after the record originally hit the record stores in 1987. "A Vaca de Fogo," the record's third track, swiftly became the group's most recognizable theme due to its joyful rhythmic features and exclusive arrangements. Still, the whole of the work expressed through the album mostly reveals Madredeus' nostalgic musical endeavors, strengthened by way of their gloomy musical direction and enlightened by the sorrow and hurtful lyrics unveiled by Salgueiro's unique vocalizations. "Fado do Mindelo," "Maldito Dia Aziago," and "Amanhã" are just three of the album's most noted tracks, again sustaining the unique character of Madredeus' conceptions, initiating a musical path that eventually conquered fans all over the world. 
Mario Mesquita / AllMusic

VA ‎– 12"/80s (2005)

Style: Pop Rock, Dub, Goth Rock, Synth-pop, New Wave
Format: CD
Label: Family Recordings

Credits:
Compiled By – Dorian Wathen

DISC 1
1-01.   The Cure - A Forest (Extended Mix)
1-02.   Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter (Long Version)
1-03.   The Icicle Works - Love Is A Wonderful Colour (12")
1-04.   Soft Cell - Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go?
1-05.   ABC - Tears Are Not Enough (12" Mix)
1-06.   Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle (12" Mix)
1-07.   Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short
1-08.   Echo & The Bunnymen - Never Stop (Discothéque)
1-09.   Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed (12" Mix)
1-10.   The Jam - Precious (12" Mix)
1-11.   Siouxsie & The Banshees - Spellbound (12" Mix)
1-12.   Bauhaus - She's In Parties (Extended Mix)


DISC 2
2-01.   The Human League - Love Action (12" Mix)
2-02.   Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls (12" Mix)
2-03.   Visage - Fade To Grey (Extended)
2-04.   Yazoo - Situation (U.S. 12" Mix)
2-05.   Japan - Quiet Life (12" Mix)
2-06.   Talk Talk It's My Life (U.S. 12")
2-07.   Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy - Kiss Me (Mixe Plural)
2-08.   The Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods (Long Version)
2-09.   Simply Red - Money's Too Tight To Mention (Cutback Mix)
2-10.   Animotion - Obsession (U.S. 12")
2-11.   Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood (12" Version)
2-12.   The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film Star (Long Mix)


DISC 3 3-01.   Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper (12" Mix)
3-02.   Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby (12" Mix)
3-03.   The Blow Monkeys - Diggin' Your Scene (Extended Mix)
3-04.   Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - My Bag (Dancing Remix)
3-05.   Hipsway - The Honeythief (12" Mix)
3-06.   Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love (Long Version)
3-07.   Junior -Mama Used To Say (12")
3-08.   Grandmaster Flash - White Lines (12" Mix)
3-09.   Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be Bop (12" Mix)
3-10.   Monsoon - Ever So Lonely (Extended Mix)
3-11.   Curiosity Killed The Cat - Down To Earth (12" Mix)
3-12.   Black - Wonderful Life (12")

Jonny Trunk ‎– 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (2016)

Style: Experimental, Avant-garde Jazz
Format: Vinyl
Label: Trunk Records, Four Corners Books

Tracklist:
A1.   Mobilis In Mobile
A2.   Nemo's Organ 1
A3.   Excellent Zoophytes
A4.   Nemo's Organ 2
A5.   Anenome Jam
A6.   Nemo's Organ 3
A7.   Sea Drift
A8.   Nemo's Organ 4
B1.   Sinking
B2.   Nemo's Organ 5
B3.   Singing Fish
B4.   Nemo's Organ 6
B5.   A Walk On The Bottom Of The Sea
B6.   Nemo's Organ 7
B7    Kraken
B8.   Nemo's Organ 8
B9.   Seven Tenths Of The Earth

Credits:
Music By – Jonny Trunk